Conservation News

New Recreation Area Welcomes Visitors   PURE Nebraska 10/11 News  VIDEO STORY


Coalition focuses on protecting Neb. water users- Voluntary basin-wide water management plan sets criteria for managing water development



Does Nebraska take water for granted?


Project aims to improve water and habitat at Crystal Lake  by Steve White  Thursday, June 7th 2018


Duck Creek gives anglers a new fishing spot in southeast Nebraska  By Marjie Ducey / World-Herald staff writer   Jun 1, 2018


Flanagan Lake, Omaha’s newest park and largest project ever for NRD, opens June 27   By Hailey Konnath / World-Herald staff writer


LLNRD seeks grant for groundwater survey  By LORI POTTER   Hub Staff Writer


Ag Groups Take Action in WOTUS Case- Legal Battle Continues While EPA Rewrites Water Rule   6/8/2018


Patrons turn out for ‘open house’ on LBNRD rules   Andy Raun   Jun 1, 2018


Reflections: Collaboration essential to maintain water supply


St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Robot weed killers poised to disrupt U.S. agriculture
By Ludwig Burger and Tom Polansek  05/22/18

Undergoing final tests before the liquid is replaced with weedkiller, the Swiss robot is one of a new breed of AI weeders that could disrupt the $100 billion pesticides and seeds industry by reducing the need for universal herbicides and the genetically modified (GM) crops that tolerate them.

Agri-Pulse: Opinion: Tribes focus on the Farm Bill, Agriculture
By Marshall Matz  05/22/18

(Opinion) Indian Tribes in the heartland have focused on the opportunities presented by the farm bill in a more organized way than ever before. To help Native American communities shape this massive legislation, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community commissioned the Regaining Our Future report to analyze the risks and opportunities for Indian Country in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Newsweek: Scientists find ‘major change’ in freshwater caused by agriculture, climate
By Meghan Bartels  05/17/18

The study looks at freshwater between 2002 and 2016 and suggests that water distribution is becoming more extreme—places that used to have more water have even more water, and places that used to have less water have even less water.

High Plains Journal: Twenty-six years later: How one Kansas farmer became a convert and saved his soil
By Amy Bickel  05/21/18

His mission is to eliminate erosion and rebuild soil health. The journey, he said, hasn’t been easy. But Swanson sees changes across his fields. He uses fewer inputs. His soils are healthier. When he began no-tilling in the early 1990s, organic matter was at 1.9 percent. Today, it measures about 3 percent.

Delta Farm Press: Pete Hunter notes changes in equipment, chemicals and farm policy
By Ron Smith  05/04/18

Administrative transformation, he explains, moves control of conservation programs from a state or local level to Washington to be approved. “We need to send conservation back to the control of the state conservationist,” he says.

The Washington Post: Maryland begins program to replenish freshwater mussels
By Liz Bowie  05/19/18

The little known or appreciated mussel lies in stream bottoms for most of its life, out of sight and growing slowly for decades. This year, though, it’s getting attention from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and a couple of biologists– who value mussels for keeping water clean and giving life to other species –and are attempting for the first time to grow tens of thousands in a hatchery.

DTN The Progressive Farmer: Hopes for El Nino by Autumn; No Easing Of Southwest Drought
By Bryce Anderson  05/25/18

The harsh drought over the southwestern U.S. is expected to last through most of the summer. More than two-thirds of the southwestern U.S. is already in some stage of drought; close to 40% of the region is in “extreme” or “exceptional” drought.

KEARNEY HUB  Hub Territory farmers earn top results in corn yield contest

Platte River Diversion Plan Reaches Lincoln

  Prairie chicken ritual is a must see  By Julie Geiser Outdoor columnist / NGPC  Mar 15, 2018


SEATTLE TIMES  Regulators: Loss of Nebraska tax could create new water woes    March 18, 2018  By GRANT SCHULTE  The Associated Press


PANHANDLE EXPRESSIONS Women in Ag conference set for April 13 at Sidney, Nebraska  Karen DeBoer  UNL Extension  March 23, 2018


STAR HERALD  Local NRD manager travels to 8th World Water Forum  By SPIKE JORDAN  Mar 18, 2018


Nebraska perspectives, Mar 21, 2018


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska continues to see modest groundwater decline   Mar 17, 2018


WAHOO-ASHLAND-WAVERLY NEWS  Pike survey finds plentiful population  By Sam Farmer   Mar 22, 2018


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Judge: Corps Responsible for Flooding, Damage in 4 States  MARCH 14, 2018, 7:15 P.M. E.D.T.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln  Nebraska continues to see modest groundwater decline  Mar 15, 2018

Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival canceled this year due to scheduling conflict  Mar 13, 2018

  Editorial: Water diversion from the Platte proposal would need public hearings


WAHOO-ASHLAND  NRD gives go ahead for building planning  By: Lisa Brichacek


Norfolk Daily News  Peak crane viewing season approaching along Platte RiverBy JERRY GUENTHER  Mar 15, 2018


NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH  North Platte business owner to run against Sen. Groene By ALY RINEHART Mar 14, 2018


KEARNEY HUB  Tri-Basin plans open house for Charles Brooks’ retirement on Friday Mar 15, 2018


KEARNEY HUB  Sen. Dan Hughes, NPPD step in it  Letter to the Editor Mar 14, 2018

KNOP NEWS 2  Pederson announces run for Legislative District 42


World-Herald Bureau  Write-in candidate Judy Pederson to run against North Platte State Sen. Mike GroeneBy Paul Hammel  Mar 13, 2018


LINCOLN JOURNAL-STAR  Local View: LB1084 best for ag, school  TY WALKER  Mar 15, 2018

Bill to continue additional NRD levy falls short  Thursday, March 8, 2018  Lorri Sughroue | Associate Editor

  NRD to break ground Friday for solar greenhouse STEVE FREDERICK


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD  Platte River diversion to Republican River would be Nebraska’s first  By David Hendee   Mar 7, 2018


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD  Committee advances compromise to shield Nebraska public power cost data  By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau  Mar 8, 2018

York County resident named Master Conservationist of the Year by Pheasants Forever  Mar 6, 2018

Platte Basin, Lake McConaughy water supply good for year  By LORI POTTER   Hub Staff Writer Mar 6, 2018


KEARNEY HUB  Tree seedlings available from Nebraska natural resources districts


STAR HERALD  LB 98, bill that would extend NRD levy authority dies on floor of unicameral  By SPIKE JORDAN


KEARNEY HUB  Platte Basin, Lake McConaughy water supply good for year    By LORI POTTER   Hub Staff Writer


COLUMBUS TELEGRAM Shell Creek landowners have funding opportunity  Natural Resources Conservation Service


LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR Lincoln to host 2020 environmental Olympics for high school students  PETER SALTER Lincoln Journal Star  3 hrs ago  (0)


GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT IANR plays critical role in conserving, managing Nebraska water resources By Robert Pore  Feb 27, 2018


STAR HERALD  STINNER: Debate to begin soon during legislative session  By SEN. JOHN STINNER


OMAHA WORLD HERALD Editorial: Public utilities should make records public


NORFOLK DAILY NEWS Filing deadline creates flurry of contested races  By KENT WARNEKE


NEBRASKA TV Natural Resources Commission talks funding for projects  by Sydney Edwards Wednesday, February 21, 2018


KEARNEY HUB Platte project aims to protect environment, economy By John Thorburn Soils and Streams  Feb 24, 2018


NORFOLK DAILY NEWS  Roads at forefront at Northeast Nebraska Day By MIKE BUHLER


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Colorado will pay Nebraska $4 million in Republican River settlement By David Hendee Feb 23, 2018


The Independent Northwest flood control construction will be completed this year    By Robert Pore


Nebraska.TV CPNRD works with farmers to protect water quality and quantity  by Steve White    Thursday, February 8th 2018


Star Herald  NRD director John Berge to speak at Brazil’s World Water Forum JERRY PURVIS Staff Reporter   Feb 15, 2018 Updated 3 hrs ago


Kearney Hub Gosper County FSA’s possible closing has Tri-Basin concerned  By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer  Feb 14, 2018


Julesburg Advocate Sidney High School Takes Top Honors at Western Region Envirothon Contest  POSTED:   02/16/2018


North Platte Telegraph Risk Management members to get refund   Telegraph staff report  Feb 15, 2018


Citizen Tribune Bostelman: Testimony on broadband, speed limit   Feb 14, 2018




North Platte Telegraph Groene: Bill on NCORPE rights ‘closes Pandora’s box’  By JOB VIGIL Feb 6, 2018


McCook Gazette State Sen. Dan Hughes  Dist. 44 news  N-CORPE in the spotlight again  Thursday, February 15, 2018


North Platte Telegraph A quick look at legislative bills of regional interest By MIKE GROENE   Feb 15, 2018


KNOP News 2  Legislative action important to Lincoln County, Part  By Benjamin A. Schoenkin | Thu 11:46 PM, Feb 08, 2018

Kearney Hub
2018 NAYI applications due April 15 for students    Published Feb 10, 2018


Omaha World Herald Papio-Missouri NRD adopts new groundwater plan limiting nonorganic fertilizer  By Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writer   Feb 12, 2018


North Platte Telegraph NPPS graduate to be a guiding light of new agricultural program  By JOB VIGIL


Enterprise Publications PMRNRD board approves updated groundwater management plan  By Teresa Hoffman   Feb 13, 2018


Omaha World Herald Editorial: Papio NRD works with ag, offers sound plan to address nitrate concern for water quality (OWH, 2-13-18)  World-Herald editorial


Video Full interview with attorney representing N-Corpe